Arts & Culture Community Event Notices

“Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles” Perform at Christopher Columbus Park

On Tuesday, August 10, 2010, “Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles” entertained an outdoor crowd at Christopher Columbus Park as part of the Waterfront Performing Arts Series. Also performing was “New Collisions.” Click here to see more photos. Michael Marotta of the Phoenix captures some video of “New Collisions.” Click here to see more photos Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Event Notices

“North End Salute” at Waterfront Performing Arts Series

It was a “North End Salute,” at Christopher Columbus Park last night, featuring Lirica Italiana and Adam Herbert. The concert included classic arias, Neapolitan songs and a tribute to Frank Sinatra. Photo courtesy Friends of Christopher Columbus Park See more pictures at the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) Facebook page.

People Photos & Videos

FOCCP Group Enjoys Clambake on Spectacle Island

Pictures from Jasper White’s Summer Shack Clambake held every Thursday night on Spectacle Island, sent in by Meredith Piscitelli. A small group from FOCCP attended and had a wonderful time. For those interested, the Ferry leaves from Christopher Columbus Park at 6:30 pm & returns at 9:30 pm. More information.  


Friends of Christopher Columbus Park Sees the Fruits of Their Labor

Highlights and news from the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) meeting on July 13th meeting: Membership – The organization reports 187 members in good standing after its latest membership campaign. The Horticulture Committee reported that the roses in the park are suffering with the heat, but otherwise the park is looking great. The group Read More…

Community Government

Senator Petruccelli Visits the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park

State Senator Anthony Petruccelli visited the volunteers of the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park at this week’s meeting. With the State budget under pressure, the Senator thanked the members for their efforts to look after the flagship park. Over the last few years, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has lost over 30% of Read More…

Community Photos & Videos

Christopher Columbus Park in Bloom

The horticulture volunteers from the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park have been very busy pruning, weeding and fertilizing the Waterfront Crescent and the Rose Garden in preparation for the blooming season.  The rewards were a magnificent display of wisteria blooms during May as well as the beginning of blooming in the Crescent (Creeping Blue Geraniums Read More…


FOCCP Annual Meeting: New Officers & By-Laws

New officers were voted in at the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park Annual Meeting held on May 11th. The elected offficers and directors are: President: Joanne Hayes-Rines Vice President: Trish Baumer Treasurer: Virginia Kimball Clerk: Liz Green Directors At Large: Joe Bono & Meghan Denenberg Fundraising Chair:  Anne Devlin Tagliaferro Horticulture Chair:  Mary Ann Esparo Read More…


Election of FOCCP Officers & Directors

Election of FOCCP Officers and Directors

The election for Officers and Directors at Large will be held on Tuesday May 11, 2010. FOCCP is accepting nominations for Officers and Directors. The specific positions up for election are:

Vice President
Director At Large (2)

Deadline for nominations is Tuesday, April 27th.  As stated in the By-laws of the organization, “there shall be no nominating committee.”  This means that members in good standing (members who have paid their annual membership dues of $15.00) who wish to run for election, nominate themselves.

If you wish to nominate yourself to run for any of the Officer or Director positions, please submit a nomination statement to the Clerk, Liz Greene, by emailing her at:  Your nomination statement must include your name and address, the position you would like to run for and we encourage you to submit a statement in support of your candidacy.  This information will be posted on the FOCCP website before the May 11th meeting so all members will have an opportunity to see who the nominations are for each position.

We are accepting self-nominations through Tuesday, April 27th.


Friends of Christopher Columbus Park Introduce a New Bulletin Board

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park have designed, funded and coordinated the installation of a new informational bulletin board at the waterfront park. See the “before” picture to the left and the finished product below. (Click the photos to enlarge.) The FOCCP members who comprised the Bulletin Board Committee were Frankie Boyer, chair, Ford Cavallari, Read More…


April FOCCP Monthly Meeting Agenda – Tuesday, April 13th

April FOCCP Monthly meeting!  We hope you can join us! Tuesday, April 13th – 6:30pm Mariners House 11 North Square, North End, Boston (Two doors up from the Paul Revere House) Meeting Agenda: Working Membership Stuffing Meeting (Please come prepared to help stuff envelopes for our Annual Membership Drive) FOCCP Sign/Bulletin Board Update Tot Lot Read More…